BANGKOK, Nov. 12 -- Only nine countries have achieved a UN development goal of reducing the number of women dying before
East Asia saw the sharpest decline.
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Now, the war is straining even these scant resources. In the worst-hit areas, two-thirds of the health facilities have closed
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Apieu Gatluak and her newborn son Ayany in Kuajok hospital's maternity ward, May 30, 2015. Women wait outside the maternity
Far too many women around the world are still dying as a result of inadequate medical care before, during and after childbirth
As the sputtering economy casts more and more women into near poverty, they can't get the health care they need.
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We believe that every woman counts and where every woman despite her class, caste has the right to have a safe childbirth. Maternal health is a sound investment strategy and we believe that it is important to speak collectively, act quickly and bring about long-lasting change.
As 2012 comes to a close, it's time to celebrate progress by looking back at some of the most memorable milestones and events of the past year.
In fact, every 90 seconds a young woman dies unnecessarily when she is giving life. More than 90 percent of these deaths could be avoided, if all women had timely access to good quality care.
What a tragic loss for our planet when at the same time we in the developed world have turned our attention to new ways of